Part 1 has five sections each of which provides teachers with background information to integrate and communicate to students the five social and emotional skills (Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Resilience) and 12 Attitudes (e.g., Growth Mindset, Accepting Myself, Giving Effort, Goal Setting) now taught in YCDI! Education.
Part 2 presents YCDI! Education good practices from 100s of schools that have implemented YCDI! Education school-wide. A five-stage implementation model helps guide school leadership and YCDI! Education planning teams who have responsibility for decision making and school-wide annual and three-year leadership, management, accountability/assessment and professional development in YCDI! Education. The YCDI! Education School Audit is presented to facilitate a school’s self-assessment of its’ implementation of YCDI! Education, which can act as a guide for future planning.
Part 3 contains a list of tips teachers, and others can employ with students who demonstrate any of five Social-Emotional Blockers: anger-misbehaving, anxiety, feeling down, procrastination and not paying attention.
Part 4 can be discussed during professional development sessions with staff when the issue of student mental health is addressed. Additionally, individual staff can review content that presents a variety of things they can say and do when confronted with students with social-emotional blockers.
Part 5 contains YCDI! Education surveys of students’ social-emotional development.
Part 6 shows how different schools covering the early years through secondary schools have communicated YCDI! Education in visuals.
“We have found the You Can Do It program to be of even greater relevance during the COVID-19 remote learning period, in supporting the emotional wellbeing and resilience of our students. Thank you for the great resources!”
Karen Hodgkins, Leading Teacher of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Mount Martha Primary School